Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Wood Firing Weekend

I can't believe I haven't updated this blog since August... I guess it's a testament to the fact that I've been busy. I've got boxes and boxes of pots glazed and ready to be fired, and plans to make even more in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.

But while money is nice, it's not the cash that drives me to create, it's my love of the ceramic process. The notion that I can sell a lot of pots in the coming months is a pleasant reassurance that I can make as much work as I want without worrying that my apartment is going to be buried in pottery.

Anyhow, most recently I helped Amanda fire her wood kiln, dubbed "Fuego Del Loba," for the first time. We'll see what the results look like soon, but what really matters is that the firing was such a good time. How often do you get to spend 28 hours straight with good friends and interesting company? The two integrated pizza ovens yielded amazing results, and if the pottery comes out half as good as the pizza tasted, I'll be satisfied.

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